The annual QA letter was mailed to all 4-H members in the county taking livestock projects. Sometimes letters in the mail are not received in a timely manner so we have posted the letter on our county Extension website. Here is the link to the website where you can find the information you need.
Check out the 2022 Junior Swine Day Event hosted by the Ohio Pork Council!
Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from experts in the pig industry on topics like showmanship, animal selection, nutrition, and so much more. Follow the link below to secure your FREE tickets.
With concerns are around HPAI and poultry rising, especially as we approach fair season, good biosecurity practices are very important! Learn about health risk and biosecurity practices specific to poultry projects with Dr. Tim McDermott! Youth and adults are welcome to join us on April 5th from 5:30-7:00pm on Zoom (Zoom link and details below).
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The time has come! Our office has put together a poultry resource handbook for all poultry projects. It is a combination of published articles found on the Ohio 4-H website to serve as a guide in basic anatomy, disease management, nutrition, and showmanship skills. It will be available to purchase through a club book order or at the Extension office. It comes in a 3-ring binder due to its size and will cost $12.
Karen Johnson, Cargill/Nutrena Retail Account Representative, mobile: 716-450-0995, Karen_barie_johnson@cargill.com
Is offering this FREE ON LINE SEMINAR to get ready for SHOW SEASON! The seminar will also be discussing breeding beef, pigs and goats.
WHEN- Tuesday, February 15th, 7:00-8:30 p.m. ET
Please RSVP using the QR code in the invitation or click on the link below.
Everyone who attends will receive a nice care package from Nutrena after the seminar!
BEST (Beef Exhibitor Show Total) is a youth program of the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) that recognizes Ohio’s junior beef exhibitors for participation and placings through a series of sanctioned cattle shows that include showmanship competitions.
The BEST program is coordinated by a committee that is appointed by the OCA board of directors. BEST provides an environment for friendly competition and success while serving as an opportunity to create the next generation of leaders by educating juniors on beef industry issues, promoting family membership and participation in the OCA and rewarding the successful accomplishments and hard work of Ohio’s young cattlemen. Additional areas of opportunity are offered through BEST with Junior Representative positions, scholarships and a photography competition for participants to showcase their talent.
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT, EDUCATION AND ACADEMICS OUTSIDE OF THE RING
The BEST program includes the Stockmanship Division to allow exhibitors with or without cattle to showcase their talent outside of the ring by expanding their knowledge of cattle and the industry. This division is sponsored by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.
The Stockmanship contests for this year are as follows:
- Prepared Speaking, Scarlet & Gray Midwest Showdown – Saturday, Jan. 8
- Salesmanship, The Weekend Spectacular – Saturday, Jan. 22
- Cattlemen’s Challenge Competition (OCA’s version of a skill-a-thon), Clark County Cattle Battle – Saturday, Jan. 29
- Fitting Contest, DTS Cupid Classic – Friday, Feb. 11
- Judging Contest, Ohio Beef Expo – Friday, March 18
All of this information and much more is also available on our website at WWW.OHIOCATTLE.ORG/BEST.
We know it seems like forever ago, but there is still a concern about Ractopamine products in the show swine industry. However, we have the materials you need to be prepared for this year’s fair. Located on our county website are several documents that help explain what Ractopamine is, how to provide good nutrition practices, and two forms that declare non-use of the products containing Ractopamine.
One form is for the producer to complete (who you purchased your hogs from). The other form is for the parent or guardian to complete upon arrival to fair. If you raised your own hogs, you just need to complete the parent or guardian form. All materials can be found at this link: https://morgan.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/morgan-county-fair under Swine Materials.
If you have any questions, please contact the OSU Extension office at 740-962-4854.
Looking for Poultry Resources?
Check out the Ohio 4-H website: https://ohio4h.org/poultryresources
Visit Franklin County Blog for a video on Backyard Poultry Production: https://u.osu.edu/growingfranklin/2020/04/05/backyard-poultry-production/
Also, there is a Top Ten Backyard Poultry Diseases Free Class on Tuesday March 16th @ 7pm. Be sure to register for this fun and unique opportunity to talk to a veterinarian about poultry diseases: https://osu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GMQHe9smToiyLJOvJpCBzg